On Foreign Investment and Merger Controls: A Law and Geoeconomics View

Opinio Juris in Comparatione, Vol. 1/2017, pp. 1-11

12 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2018

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Luca Arnaudo

Government of the Italian Republic (Italy) - Italian Competition Authority; Luiss Guido Carli University

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

The essay provides a brief overview of the transition that occurred in major legal systems from golden share to golden power provisions in order to protect national strategic interests in the economic field, with a focus on Italy. A closer look is then dedicated to a recent proposal for an EU regulation on foreign investment control.

Final thoughts are developed in light of recent lines of social science research, pointing at the existence of geoeconomic contests in a context of economic wars.

Keywords: Golden Power, Geoeconomics, Economic Intelligence, Economic War, Merger Control

JEL Classification: F52, F60, K2, N4

Suggested Citation

Arnaudo, Luca, On Foreign Investment and Merger Controls: A Law and Geoeconomics View (2017). Opinio Juris in Comparatione, Vol. 1/2017, pp. 1-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3102370 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3102370

Luca Arnaudo (Contact Author)

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Luiss Guido Carli University ( email )

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Rome, Roma 00100
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